CORNTON Vale prison will be closed, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has confirmed, but he warned its replacement cannot be "magicked out of the air".
CORNTON Vale prison will be closed, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has confirmed, but he warned its replacement cannot be \"magicked out of the air\".
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Mr MacAskill told MSPs he accepted the recommendations of Dame Elish Angiolini that Scotland's only all women jail near Stirling was "not fit for purpose" and that it should be replaced with a smaller specialist prison for long-term and high-risk prisoners and regional units to hold short-term and remand prisoners.
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